Heuristic Methods for Selection and Ordering of Part-Orienting Devices Academic Article uri icon


  • Part-orienting systems are employed in many manufacturing environments to feed work parts in correct orientation for proper operations. A part-orienting system is a serial arrangement of orienting devices; the selection and ordering of these devices is an important design aspect that is addressed in this paper. In addition, a parallel configuration that consists of individual orienting subsystems is briefly investigated. Numerical examples and extensive computational results are reported.

published proceedings

  • Operations Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Sethi, S. P., Sriskandarajah, C., Tayi, G. K., & Rao, M. R.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Sethi, SP||Sriskandarajah, C||Tayi, Giri Kumar||Rao, MR

publication date

  • February 1990